Hampton, Virginia- Four Hampton business people share their expertise in business ownership, entrepreneurial opportunities and business behavior development during a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Commemorative Commission’s slate of events. The program scheduled at 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Hampton Roads Convention Center, located at 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666, is free and open to the public.
The evening’s remarks include presentations by Lakesha Brown-Renfro, co-owner of several Hampton businesses including Mango Mangeaux and Simply Panache Products, Inc.; Raymond Tripp, Executive Director of Coliseum Central Business Improvement District; Dr. Oliver Jones, Hampton University Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Economic and Marketing; and Jack Ezzel, Chief Executive Officer at Zel Technologies LLC. Dr. Colita Fairfax, Co-Chair of the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission, facilitates the discussion.
Economic Entrepreneurship is one in a series of programs, events, and exhibits presented by the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission that serve to engage residents and visitors in learning about the critical 1619 turning point in our nation’s history. The 400-year anniversary of the first recorded African landing in English occupied North America at Point Comfort serves as an opportunity for reflection and education.